EJ's Place

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661 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Established since 1997, and selected one of the Chicago Magazine's Best New Restaurants, EJ's menu consists of prime aged steaks and chops butchered in-house, pristine seafood, and Italian specialties using only the finest ingredients available.

Owner, EJ Lenzi, and manager, Abelino Cepeda, bring over 60 years of combined restaurant experience to Chicago's North Shore. Teamed with a mature and experienced wait staff, EJ's Place is the North Shore's premiere supper club.
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Chicago
138 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EJ's has become a once a week place to go - that's how excellent it is!
We had the bone in strip - which was a special on the menu. Really good.
Christian was our waiter and the service was outstanding.
highly recommend.

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SD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall food was amazing and the service was good, but our server got distracted by a bigger party and forgot about us. Not ideal when dining w a baby and timing counts.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and David is the best!!! Never disappoints!!

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C
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The steaks along with the sides (sautéed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes) we had were delicious! Service was excellent as well. The decor didn’t quite match the cost of the food. Felt more like I was in a restaurant in the north woods where I would have a casual family meal rather than a place where they sell $60 steak dinners. That being said, I would probably go back to try some of the less costly items on their menu simply because the food is very good. Lastly, the noise level was pretty high. It made us rush through the meal just so we can get out and hear each other.

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JP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s great but very expensive

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EL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and incredible service.

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GV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! Wonderful execution from the staff, as always.

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L
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great every time

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lots of food. No one could finish their meal
Lots of leftovers

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e
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Way too expensive, but very good tasting food.

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W
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good especially the seafood pasta was outstanding.The sea bass was good but not great. When you go to EJ’s you better expect to spend a few bucks because it is kind of pricey but very good for special occasions

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RI
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for the first time on Wednesday, before attending a play in Glencoe. Food and service were like being downtown Chicago!

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AJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter was very good! Dover sole was excellent and moist, which isn't' always the case.

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BG
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No better place on the North Shore. Food and Service are outstanding. They pour a good drink as well.

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l
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent t service. First time there and was very pleased. Will be back!

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M
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meats, wonderful cocktails, excellent service make this a great adult hangout. The key lime pie is scrumptious, too!

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M
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A traditional supper club with food and service that is a cut above.

Kid friendly but pricey.

Nicely aged steak and huge portions.

Overall a positive experience for all!

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b
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food & service always good. A bit noisy where we were sitting.

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g
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing except for the 3 drunk women sitting at the table next to us. The food is incredible and the service is wonderfully attentive. We had a fabulous meal.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect. !

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g
Chicago
139 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

bone in strip was the finest steak we ever had.
there was not one bad cottage fry in the bunch.
2nd time in a row having Christian as our waiter...awesome job again!
One of the best.
Always highly recommend.

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h
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner on a special occasion or any time. The service is top notch.

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K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST PLACE EVER. NO MATTER WHAT YOU ORDER, THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT; PLUS, A BONUS! YOU GET TO EAT THAT SAME MEAL FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS AS WELL BECAUSE THEIR PORTIONS ARE HUGE. MY BROTHER AND NEPHEW SPLIT A SKIRT STEAK - AND COULD BARELY FINISH IT. I HAD ORDERED THE SKIRT STEAK ON ANOTHER OCCASION FOR MYSELF AND I HAD ENOUGH TO EAT FOR THREE DAYS FOLLOWING. THE DRINKS ARE STRONG. THE SERVICE BEYOND COMPARE. GO THERE. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous food!

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g
Chicago
139 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic dinner @ EJ's. Cannot go wrong.
1st time having the sauteed spinach w/ garlic...so good.
Lamb chops are excellent....they make it very hard, because too many great things.
Difficult to pass up the steaks, there are no better.
Also, management, was very accommodating - Mothers day weekend they were smashed,
we mistakenly walked in thinking we made a reservation and found out it
was accidentally the next weekend...no problem , sat us as if it never happened.
(where else would a busy restaurant do that w/o an issue?) THANK YOU, to Abalino,
if you see the review!
Great seeing Patrick, he is a superstar.
Highly recommend.

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r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Christian is an excellent. Very attentive, friendly and professional. We always ask to be seated in his section.

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DG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great.

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! Sausage & peppers is outstanding! Chopped salad is the best salad there is! Our winter David was A+! Always a favorite for any occasion

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DM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EJ’s never disappoints. The bar scene is lively and friendly and always a strong pour. We all ordered our favorite cuts of steak. Makes for a delicious steak sandwich the next day.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, best steaks on the North Shore. Service always the best. Downtown feel ,
but closer to home.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, and overall value; lively ambience.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience. Very expensive

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MM
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently good quality, delicious preparation, wonderful attentive and friendly service. FANTASTIC

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KJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love EJs food and atmosphere. It’s just way too overpriced so we don’t go that often.

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EC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome Anniversary dinner!

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a family birthday dinner. Great private room, service, food.

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J
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EJ’s is our Friday night go-to place for great steaks, fish with friendly, no rush service. Prices are a little high, but portions are huge. Worth it!

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A
Chicago
194 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken with peppers is outstanding and the portion is enough for two. Service was perfect.

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London
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Raul was a great server and the food was outstanding....served piping hot!

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C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great steaks, fish and chicken (Vesuvio) along with professional service by longtime servers and staff

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